Most weekdays, breakfast is not a big deal as regular cereals, sliced bread and milk shakes would do. However, after the social events of Friday and Saturday, cornflakes just may not cut it on a Sunday morning. The Sunday brunch stands in as a saving grace as it offers an opportunity for the ‘bruncher’ to indulge infinitely on a breakfast platter including fry-ups, pastries and other breakfast delights.
Abuja may not specialize in the lavish buffets enjoyed in the vibrant city of Lagos, however, the capital has a plenty of options providing innovative and intriguing experiences for guests. And while it can be hard to navigate Abuja’s plethora of restaurants on a Sunday midday, Jovago.com, Africa’s number one online hotel booking service has rounded up 4 go-to spots to satisfy nearly every craving in the book. From classic cafes to upscale bistros, we’ve got you covered!
No.3 Salt Lake Crescent, off Gana Street, Maitama.
The Sunday brunch is possibly the most important meal of the week and Bamboo house takes it seriously. With a large array of food choices -including opulent egg dishes, tasty toasts, pancakes, potatoes and more – usually offered in a buffet, this spot is one of the places to go on Sunday for mid-morning dining on a grand scale. Their uniqueness is elaborated with desert offerings such as apple and cherry crumbles. The Bamboo House Sunday brunch buffet is affordable at N2, 500 per head.
The Charcoal Restaurant and Grill
112, Aminu Kano Cresent, Wuse 2, Abuja
The Charcoal Restaurant and Grill is a culinary institution when it comes to brunch as they render great service with a wow-factor. The menu is the best of continental and Nigerian comfort food made trendy. One of the cool factors about Charcoal is that you can book prior to arrival and the treats are served almost all day, that way, you stand a chance of getting your fix whenever you fancy it.
The Quarter Café
6 Tapeta St. British Village. Wuse II ( off Thaba Tseka Street off IBB way Wuse 2)
If you are the kind who loves to indulge in Starbucks standard coffee, salads, crepes and gourmet mini burgers, all served in Belgian and French style, then The Quarter Café, Abuja is the best spot for you. Featuring a black and white retro décor, the Quarter Café is one of the best of the many bistros found in northern Nigeria. The breakfast menu which include such treats as the trademark mini burgers, chocolate-drizzled waffles, and the iced fruit teas is is a big draw and it is served all day. Getting there early, however, is always a good idea.
5 Bujumbura Street, Off Libreville Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.
A stylishly designed place with an arty vibe and a creative brunch menu, Salamander café accommodates all kinds of eaters, including dieters. Arrive early or be prepared to wait. Booking is not the norm here, but the brunch is worth waiting for- plus it is served until late in the afternoon. Most visitors go wild for the roasted veg salads and pineapple-coconut mocktails. The ambiance is complemented by soft background, making it the perfect hangout spot for both business and leisure.